Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
Illinois General Assembly

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Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
16th District

Photograph of  Senator  Jacqueline Y. Collins (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 16th District
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1607
(217) 782-2115 FAX
District Office:
1155 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 224-2830
(773) 224-2855 FAX

Years served: 2003 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy; Financial Institutions (Chair); Insurance (Vice-Chair); Transportation; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Born in McComb, Miss.; grew up in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Earned degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Spertus College and Harvard Divinity School. Emmy Award-nominated news editor at CBS-TV in Chicago and 2001 Legislative Fellow with U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Recipient in 2011 of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Financial Literacy Leadership from the Illinois state treasurer.

Associated Representative(s): Mary E. Flowers
 André M. Thapedi